Alabama Gang highlights grand opening of auto racing exhibit
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
Legendary racer Red Farmer wanted to get an up-close look at Birmingham's new auto racing exhibit, just like everyone else.
Farmer attended the grand opening of the Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing Exhibit at Vulcan Park and Museum on Wednesday. Farmer and the rest of the Alabama Gang are front and center amidst the collection of racing memorabillia.
The current generation of racing fans grew up watching Farmer, Bobby Allison and Donnie Allison. The auto racing exhibit is a way for the Alabama Gang to impact the sports younger fans too.
"Back in the day, when we didnt have anything and everything was made out of junkyard parts, we didnt order anything like you do now," Farmer said. "You can order anything you need for a race car, but we had to go to the junkyards and make our stuff. It makes your proud that we got this thing started, because like I said, without all these people back in the day there would be no racing today."
Farmer will turn 85-years old this fall and the he still's racing cars.
He told us that he ran the short track race at Talladega Superspeedway just last week.